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Travel Safely During the Pandemic


Travel Safely During the Pandemic



Many of us will travel for business, vacation, or to visit family. Yes, visiting family far away is hopefully considered a pleasurable vacation. My point is many of us will travel and we need to be as safe as possible.

Last week my husband and I spent the week in Vermont. It is the first time I have stayed anyplace but my home in the last 5 months. That’s right I have not even gone to the market. We were seriously considering forfeiting our traditional week at the Trapp Family lodge. I am sure glad we decided to go.

This is how we made it work. First, we both got tested for COVID 19 as required by the state of Vermont. After receiving our negative results, it was time to quickly plan. OK, I admit it, I had already started packing.

As a family, we decided that only people living in our house should go. It was a difficult decision which disappointed our extended family. I truly missed spending time with my children and great-nephews. As an asthmatic and over 62, my children are very protective, and would not come, even if invited.

We used allergy covers for the couch and bedding, disinfectant sprays alcohol and wipes on all surfaces as well as switches, remote controls, and bathroom. We even put all the dishes through the high-temperature cycle in the dishwasher. After setting up we were comfortable for the week. Wait I meant to say 6 days, the lodge was leaving all units, after a thorough cleaning, empty for a day between guests.

We enjoyed outdoor activities of bike riding, kayaking, picnicking, and hiking. No eating out. We didn’t even spend time at the beautiful outdoor pool because it was too crowded. Obviously, we were very cautious and washed or disinfected our hands frequently and wore masks. Since this was a driving trip, we only made one stop at a large rest area. Wearing masks and hand washing was essential. I admit I was nervous, but the rest area was so clean, and I went through very quickly.

Taking the above precautions made us feel safe while enjoying a great vacation together.


If you are traveling by plane or public transportation here is an article with some great tips on how to travel safely during the pandemic.

I wish you many happy, healthy, and safe travels.


Demi Hugger on the Move—Best Travel Item 2020 and Four-State Media Tour

The Demi Hugger travel aid is receiving some much-deserved recognition, having been recently featured in the “Best Travel Items for 2020 & Holiday Gifts for Travelers” for the “52 Perfect Days” blog as a result of their participation in the 2019 Travel Goods Show.

Demi Hugger is proud to announce a four-state media tour beginning on March 7, 2020, which will include TV and radio spots on major networks: ABC Detroit, Michigan, on WXYZ and WMYD Weekend Morning News; FOX Baltimore, MD, on FOX 45 Morning News; NBC Nashville, Tennessee, on WSMV “Today in Nashville”; CW Network, Indianapolis, Indiana, on WISH-TV “Indy Style”; and FOX Grand Rapids, Michigan, on the Fox17 Morning Mix.

The product’s inventor, Greek-American Demetra Papas, said she is “happy that many more people will hear about my helpful and easy-to-use travel aid.”

The Demi Hugger is a soft, lightweight, stretchable strap that attaches to a suitcase handle and then securely hugs items like coats, pillows, and tote bags. With the Demi Hugger, people can move easily through airports and train terminals knowing all their items are held securely in place.

A family-owned business, the Demi Hugger is the result of searching for and designing a product that would ultimately solve the family’s travel problems. When traveling there was always trouble carrying a heavy shoulder bag containing necessities like makeup, wallet, ticket, passport, medications, snacks, and wet naps while wheeling luggage. The bag would inevitably slip off and spill on the ground.

Demetra observed that many others were experiencing the same problem with items like backpacks, pillows, blankets, shopping bags, and baby bags. After experimenting with several combinations of fabrics and designs, and consulting with travelers and manufacturers, she designed a practical and simple luggage strap with tremendous flexibility. The Demi Hugger can support many combinations of luggage and travel articles with ease and comfort.

For a limited time, Demi Hugger is offering 20% OFF on their website. Take advantage TODAY! /